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December 15, 2022
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Atokatha Ashmond Brew

Firm Encourages Sector Employers to Focus on Employee and Client/Customer Experiences

WASHINGTON, D.C., DECEMBER 15, 2022—Nonprofit HR announced its new C-suite leaders whose appointments are aligned with the firm’s 2023 strategic priorities to deepen client and employee experiences. Effective December 1, 2022, Sidney Abrams, former Vice President, Business Development, was named Chief Client Experience Officer; Simi Kabo, former Vice President, Finance and Business Operations, was named Chief Financial Officer; and Alicia Schoshinski, former Managing Director, Talent & Development, was named Chief People & Culture Officer. They join the C-suite led by Lisa Brown Alexander, Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer, and Patty Hampton, Managing Partner & Chief Social Impact Officer.

The firm also announced two additional changes effective February 1, 2023. Managing Director, Outsourcing, Heather de la Riva, will be Managing Director, Business Development & Client Experience, and Team Leader & Senior Consultant, Samantha Justice Kelley will be Managing Director, Outsourcing. These leadership changes, as part of a firm-wide strategic realignment initiative, will allow Nonprofit HR to further invest in state-of-the-art client and employee experiences, rooted in its corporate values of being extraordinary, innovative and agile.

“Just as Nonprofit HR has done, it is essential for employers across all market sectors to assess their talent management landscape and respond to changes in market conditions by aligning talent with stakeholder needs. Nonprofit HR’s realignment effort advances the firm’s commitment to driving impact for the social sector. It is imperative, now more than ever before, that employers focus on the people who do the work— employees at every level who have helped drive business during one of the most tumultuous economic, social and political eras in history. The convergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, renewed calls for social and racial justice and the ever-challenging political climate continue to reveal the need for organizations to reimagine and redefine agility while prioritizing the attraction, development and retention of talent,” said Lisa Brown Alexander, President & CEO, Nonprofit HR.

The strategic realignment initiative was recently announced internally to the firm’s employees during its annual staff meeting. As a result, Nonprofit HR has created new roles in client experience, led by Abrams, to further collaborate with its nearly 150 employees and strategic partners, as well as in employee experience, led by Schoshinski, to continue strengthening its people and culture strategy.

 “Our realignment initiative responds to unprecedented trends in people management and HR consulting service delivery. Never have we seen such a nation-wide need to rethink everything about the workplace from employee engagement to employee wellness to pay, equity and inclusion. The talent management landscape today not only is more complex, but also requires new and greater partnerships across the C-suite, which can only happen with integrated, well-vetted approaches that are steeped in best practice and anticipate uncertainty. This level of talent management strategy within the nonprofit sector will translate to communities receiving faster, more effective access to the important services organizations provide, as well as to employees having better experiences, including greater work-life integration, satisfaction, organizational commitment and retention,” said Brown Alexander.

About Sidney Abrams, Chief Client Experience Officer, Nonprofit HR

Sidney Abrams has earned the reputation of trusted advisor to hundreds of nonprofit decision makers, largely because of his passion for partnering with organizations to prioritize their people. Read full bio.

About Simi Kabo, Chief Financial Officer, Nonprofit HR

Before joining Nonprofit HR, Simiso “Simi” Kabo worked at the Panum Group (Panum) where he served as Vice President of Finance and Administration. In that capacity, he assisted as advisor to the CEO, Executive Team and Board on all financial matters. Read full bio.

About Alicia Schoshinski, Chief People & Culture Officer, Nonprofit HR

A veteran human resources leader with over 25 years of experience, Alicia Schoshinski partners with other firm leaders to implement its talent management. Alicia enjoys helping to bridge relationships with employees and managers and fostering a values-led culture. Read full bio.

About Heather de la Riva, Managing Director, Business Development & Client Experience, Nonprofit HR

Heather’s strategic mindset, charismatic leadership style and keen focus on customization has led the Outsourcing practice to unprecedented success. She maintains a triple focus on the development and support of her team, clients’ human capital needs and Nonprofit HR’s business priorities. Read full bio.

About Samantha Justice Kelley, Managing Director, Outsourcing, Nonprofit HR

Samantha Justice Kelley joined Nonprofit HR’s Outsourcing practice in 2013, bringing with her several years’ HR generalist experience across various industries. Building upon those years, Samantha is now a creative thought partner in her consulting approach, advising her clients through labor law compliance; workforce planning; employee relations; recruiting and onboarding strategies; benefits and compensation equity; and employee performance and development. Read full bio.

Press seeking interviews with Nonprofit HR’s CEO should email Managing Director of Client Marketing & Strategic Communication, Atokatha Ashmond Brew, at abrew@nonprofithr.com

About Nonprofit HR

Nonprofit HR is the country’s leading and oldest firm focused exclusively on the talent management needs of the social sector, including nonprofits, associations, social enterprises and other mission-driven organizations. We focus our consulting efforts on the following practice areas: Strategy & Advisory, HR Outsourcing, Total Rewards, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Justice and Search.

Nonprofit HR also offers customized learning and development in addition to research and events, all with the objective of strengthening the people management capacity of the workforce.

Nonprofit HR was listed as one of the nation’s fastest growing firms by Inc. 5000. Since 2000, our staff of credentialed experts have advanced the impact of some of the world’s most influential brands in the sector.

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